Salon speaks to the author of “Trekonomics” about how a post-scarcity, post-currency society happens
Over 350 years ago, Sweden was the first European nation to print paper money. Now it could be the first to phase it out.
A century from now you’re likely to be considered a risk taker if you opt for natural conception and birth rather than IVF and artificial wombs.
Or why the miniaturization of farm machinery will help encourage small, diverse farms.
The 40-hour work week could be on the way out.
It’s really just a matter of time; the working man’s deal with his overseers is half dead already. But there’s still inertia in the system, and even the losers are keeping the faith. Hope dies slowly, after all. Nonetheless, the deal is collapsing and a new wave of robots will kill it altogether. Unless the overseers can pull back on technology – very fast and very hard – the deal that held through all our lifetimes will unwind.
Company unveils new factory in Germany that will use machines to make shoes instead of humans in Asia